Choosing the Right Mattress to Ease Back Pain

woman smiling comfortably on bedWhen you have back pain, it’s necessary to get a mattress that both has good support and is comfortable. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping positions, strains your muscles, and does not maintain the spine alignment. All these issues contribute to lower back pain.

There is no such a thing as an ‘ideal’ mattress for everyone. Fortunately, many mattress stores in places such as Utah offer a variety. That means you can select one that provides you your desired comfort, support, and fits your sleeping posture.

Here are a few things you should remember about buying mattresses.

It should offer enough back support

A good mattress should keep your spine aligned and provide enough support to your natural curves. The muscles and ligaments in your back should relax and recover while you’re asleep. An extremely hard or too squishy mattress can’t support your spine at your lower back or neck the way it should.

‘Medium-firm’ mattresses are excellent

Typically, these mattresses offer enough support for people who sleep on their backs and face down. Besides this, they offer a little cushion for people who sleep on their sides. Therefore, it’s wise to purchase a memory foam mattress rather than the traditional innerspring ones.

Give the mattress a test run

To sample mattresses, you can try sleeping on different models and makes at your friend’s guest room or hotels. If you spot a great mattress, take note of the model number. When shopping at the store, you can lie on the mattress for several minutes to determine if it’s a good fit.

Some companies allow shoppers to purchase mattresses, use them for 30–100 days and then return them if they aren’t happy with them.

The right mattress isn’t the only essential when it comes to managing back pain issues as you sleep. The types of pillows you use and where you place them are other issues that might affect your comfort while sleeping.